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    #1

    Class vs the class vs the classroom

    Hi,

    My niece got her term report. For English (she goes to a Flemish here in Brussels) the teacher wrote a note saying:

    "You work hard in the class and at home"

    Sounds wrong to me with the article

    Wouldn't you rather say "in class". Or "the class" if the teacher is referring to the group of pupils. Lastly, he could say "the classroom".

    What are your thoughts about this?

    Thanks,

    Jonathan

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    #2

    Re: Class vs the class vs the classroom

    I can accept any of the three alternatives.

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    #3

    Re: Class vs the class vs the classroom

    Thanks.
    Would you accept "work hard in the class" as it has been written in the report?

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    Re: Class vs the class vs the classroom

    That's my least favourite version, but it's not wrong.

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